2011 – 2012 Year in Review
Le Moyne College NORTHEAST-10 CHAMPIONS NCAA East Regional FINALIST [Date]
- Le Moyne claimed the Northeast-10 Championship in its first year in the conference after reclassifying from the Division I level. - Franklin Pierce, Le Moyne, Saint Anselm, and Southern New Hampshire all competed at the NCAA Division II Championship East Regional, which was hosted and won by So. New Hampshire. - NE-10 Player of the Year Zach Mathieu and NE-10 Pitcher of the Year Tim Flight received the same honors regionally from Daktronics and the NCBWA.
And the award goes to… PLAYE R OF THE YEAR Zach Mathieu – Franklin Pierce PITCHER OF THE YEAR Tim Flight – Southern New Hampshire ROOKIE OF TH E YEAR Matt Walsh – Franklin Pierce BOB BELLIZZI COACH OF THE YE AR Hank Manning – Pace
- Southern New Hampshire received its firstever NCAA championship bid this spring en route to the College World Series. The Penmen earned the top seed, and hosted the East Regional Championship. - Le Moyne, after competing as a Division I independent, won the 2012 Northeast-10 Championship before advancing to the East Regional championship game against So. New Hampshire. - Saint Anselm made its first-ever NCAA appearance in 2012 and also hosted the Northeast-10 Championship as the top seed. - Franklin Pierce, which fell to Le Moyne in the Northeast-10 title game, made its eighth straight NCAA appearance in 2012 and ninth in ten years overall.
Southern New Hampshire University Making its first-ever NCAA championship appearance, Southern New Hampshire won the 2012 NCAA East Regional Championship to advance to the Division II College World Series in Cary, N.C. The trip was another great moment in a banner campaign for the Penmen, who went just 7-32 as recently as the 2008 season. So. New Hampshire earned a 3-2 victory over Minnesota State-Mankato before dropping their next two games eliminating them from the championship. Tim Flight was named the East Region Pitcher of the Year and was a Tino Martinez Award Finalist, which is given annually to the top player in all of Division II.
Saint Rose Presents Check to American Heart Foundation and Boston Heart Walk In late March, just prior to the Northeast-10 Conference season-opener for both teams, Saint Rose head coach Chris Francis presented a check for $500 to the UMass Lowell coaching staff on behalf of Saint Rose and its baseball program for the American Heart Association and the Boston Heart Walk in memory of Adam Keenan. Adam, a former UMass Lowell player, passed away last summer while playing for the Seacoast Mavericks of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League.